4 Tips to Getting Your Home Ready for an Open House

Your home has brought you so many incredible memories. From decorating, to holidays, to barbeques spent with family and friends, you truly appreciate all the great times spent in your home. But now, it’s time for a new chapter. You’re ready to move on and the first step to do so is selling the home that once brought you so much joy. Now, the day has come to prepare your home for your first open house.

Preparing for an open house can be stressful. There is so much to do and so little time. How do you prepare a place you’ve lived in for years and make it look welcoming to outsiders? The truth is, even with the best staging-masters, it can still pose as difficult.

Thankfully, BSR Realty Group is here to help you navigate through the stress! Here are 4 tips you can use to get your home ready for the open house:


1. Clear the Clutter

This might be the most time-consuming item to do on your list. No one wants to walk into a home that is overflowing with personal items, clothes, and clutter. Take the time to go through your items. You’re going to have to do so anyway when you move, so might as well start now! Go room by room, tackle every drawer, closet, and cabinet, and separate your items into individual piles. One pile to donate, one pile to toss, and one pile to sell. From there, you will be able to effectively clear out the clutter and even make some extra cash in the process. Your home will then be clean, inviting, neutral, and perfect for potential buyers to envision their future in your space.


2. Work on the Outside

Take the time to work on the great outdoors. Make the outside look welcoming, because that is the first thing a potential buyer will see when they first pull up to your home. If you have landscaping, trim the trees, mow the lawn, water your plants; even consider painting the front door or house numbers. The goal is to make the home look as nice as possible, without putting in too much time, effort, and money. Give the outside of your home a quick facelift, and you will be surprised how many people respond to the “newness” of the look.


3. Rearrange Furniture

Rearrange your furniture, specifically in bedrooms and living rooms, to make the rooms feel larger and more appealing. This will give the potential buyer the opportunity to envision the items they will want to put in those rooms. The idea is to leave the home up to their imagination so that they can really see themselves (and their stuff!) in your home. It gives them the opportunity to plan the space and get ideas on how they can design the space for themselves if/when they decide to buy the home.


4. Take A Deep Breath

Preparing for an open house can be overwhelming. You’ve spent years in your home, and there’s been some wear-and-tear; how do you make it presentable? Thankfully, with the help of BSR Realty Group, we can make sure that buyers only see potential, opportunity, and a future in your home. So, take a deep breath. It’s going to all be worth it in the end! Let go of the home and the home selling process and get ready for a sweet offer to pour in after all your hard work!


Are you ready to get started on preparing for your open house? Contact BSR Realty Group today, and let’s get to work! We look forward to helping you get ready for this new chapter in your life.